Valentine’s Day is almost here and you may be thinking of ways to add some romance to your Valentines Day dinner.
Creating a romantic and elegant table setting is an easy way to create the mood. And it’s a lot easier to do than you might think.
Click Next to find out how to create a romantic Valentine’s Day table setting.
Pink and White Candles
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Nothing says Valentine’s Day and romance like pink and candles. Make your own Valentine’s Day candle holders by filling mercury glass tea light holders*, vases or mason jars with pink acrylic crystals*. Then add some tea lights.
I like to use flame-less candles that have a built-in timer*. That way there is no melted wax to worry about and the candles can turn themselves on…you don’t have to think about it while you’re trying to get ready for dinner.
Sprinkling a few of the extra crystals on the table adds a little extra color, which is especially dramatic on a black, white and gold table cloth like this one from Kate Spade. My original plan was to use this table cloth for the whole romantic Valentine’s Day table setting, but it ended up overpowering my dishes. So I swapped it out for a table runner that’s a little more subdued. However, I still love the color contrast between the stripes and the bright pink crystals and candles…it’s a very “Kate Spade” look.
Pink, White and Gold Dishes
Using an accent plate with a heart motif really adds to the romantic Valentine’s Day table setting. This pattern is called “Love Story Gold” by Mikasa* (it is also available in silver). It actually comes in a whole set of dinnerware, but I think just the accent plate is enough to set the tone for the table.
Add a Linen Napkin
Linen napkins add some elegance to the table. The lace trim makes it romantic. You can find these napkins HERE *.
A simple gold napkin ring ties into the gold trim in the place setting. This hammered napkin ring is available HERE*.
DIY Valentine’s Day Wine Glasses
Make your own Valentine’s Day wine glasses by spray painting the stems gold. Then use a Sharpie Oil-Based Gold Marker to draw on the hearts. Make sure to draw carefully since this ink becomes permanent pretty fast. If you do make a mistake, you can wash it off with soap and water (and some rubbing)…if you act fast (learned from experience!)
Add some champagne for some extra sparkle (and it tastes good, too!)
An ice bucket with the heart motif on the side is an extra added touch to your romantic Valentine’s Day table setting.
Use A Runner Instead of Place Mats
Place a table runner across the table. It automatically adds a connection between you and the person setting across from you. This one is white with gold edging and goes with the colors of the table setting perfectly.
If you’re having a group of people for dinner, use more than one runner laid across the table where people will be sitting.
Add Rose Petals
Rose petals on the table automatically add romance to your dinner! Real ones are the most luxurious option, but these faux rose petals* will do in a pinch…they are less expensive and re-usable.
The extra pop of color really makes the gold trim stand out!
The Finished Table
The finished table setting is romantic, elegant and easy to put together!
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This post was originally published on January 27, 2016 but was updated with new content on July 13, 2022.